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Actor Jesse Eisenberg Gives Us Hiccups Of Laughter

OPB | Nov. 27, 2015 8 a.m. | Portland

"The Social Network" star talks about why OCD isn't good for humor writing, why children are like immigrants to Earth, and the impetus behind his new book, "Bream Gives Me Hiccups And Other Stories."

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Forget Turkey, This Thanksgiving Dig Into Northwest Oysters

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015 midnight

Connoisseurs say oysters can take on flavors of melon, cucumber and mushroom. Experts say its taste is all dependent on where the mollusk lives.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Block House On Columbia River

OPB | Nov. 23, 2015 midnight

Photographed by Albert H. Wulzer on a trip to the Columbia Gorge, this block house was built by the army in 1856 to protect troops and settlers at Cascade Rapids. It was abandoned in 1861, coinciding with the start of the Civil War.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Modoc Indians In Chains

OPB | Nov. 16, 2015 6 a.m.

The Modoc War of 1872-73 is largely forgotten but was one of the costliest and most dramatic American Indian wars in United States history.

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New Portland Art Museum Show Captures New York in the '80s

OPB | Nov. 13, 2015 11:56 a.m.

Paige Powell's multi-media installation shares never-before-seen photos of the now legendary '80s art scene from her time working at Interview Magazine.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Early Drawing Class At Portland Art Museum School

OPB | Nov. 9, 2015 6 a.m.

The Portland Art Museum opened in 1893 on the second floor of the Portland Library, housing no art, only a collection of art books. The museum opened the Portland Art Museum School in 1909.

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Dear Mr. Doyle: Why Are There No Dogs In Your Novel?

OPB | Nov. 5, 2015 8 a.m. | Portland

Oregon author Brian Doyle has been collecting letters from his readers. Some love him, some ask questions and some ... well, you decide. At a recent appearance at Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon, he read aloud from a selection of letters he’s received.  

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Oregon Historical Photo: Nobel Prize Winner Linus Pauling

OPB | Nov. 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Linus Pauling, the brilliant chemist and humanitarian who grew up and attended college in Oregon, is the only person in history to win two unshared Nobel Prizes.

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Florence And The Machine’s Show Borders On Spiritual

OPB | Oct. 26, 2015 2:12 p.m.

British singer Florence Welch whipped the Memorial Coliseum into an ecstatic frenzy with her exultant voice, boundless energy and unadulterated charisma.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Flooded Front Street, Downtown Portland

OPB | Oct. 26, 2015 midnight

Portland, population 10,000 in 1870, was known as a wide open town. Gambling, alcohol, prostitution – anything went. In 1869, 200 liquor licenses were issued, one for every 40 people.

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